Noteworthy in the Quinnipiac University poll is that Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie has favorables of 36%-15% among likely general election voters, despite the Mid-Atlantic Democratic Leadership Fund spending an estimated $1.2 million on network television ads aimed at building his negatives.
A June 15, 2005 Quinnipiac poll taken a week after the gubernatorial primary showed Democrat Jon Corzine leading Republican Douglas Forrester by ten points, 47%-37%. Among likely general election voters, Forrester had favorables of 20%-14%. Corzine was at 33%-21%, and as a U.S. Senator he had job approvals of 51%-32%. Corzine's favorables are now upside down at 35%-53%, and approvals are upside down at 36%-56%.